In a single sweeping gesture, the “wave” gathers the multitude of public and private spaces within the new hotel into a seamless composition, immediately iconic against the rectilinear skyline of Mumbai. This graceful arc also echoes the form of multiple bays that make up the city’s western edge, and makes visual reference to the new Sea Link Bridge adjacent to the site.
The 2010 AIA New York winners were recently announced (we’ll share the full over view this weekend with you), and this project by Kohn Pedersen Fox received a design award in the Unbuilt category. Just like the other winning projects, the design showcases New York talent and was chosen for its “design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique.” The project, entitled Urban Market, is for Tianjin, China. The urban center is a way to reinvigorate the river banks through new uses, such as cultural institutions. The hope it that the center will grow to establish “a new identity for the city that links its culture to its historic place of commerce.”
More about the winning project after the break.
A few weeks ago, we featured Arhitektura d.o.o‘s second place entry for a footbridge in Maribor competition. Here’s another proposal by Toronto-based Ja Studio in collaboration with Tadj-Farzin Studio that revisits the idea of the bridge as a multi-functional urban surface. The 150 meter long bridge, fit for cycling and walking, resolves its geometry between the structural issues of crossing and spanning and the functional opportunities that may potentially arise from the structural necessities.
More images and more about the proposal after the break.
RomeCityVision is an ideas competition, which challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creatives individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Rome. Through innovative ideas and methodologies which can improve the connection between the historical, present, and future city. CITYVISION aims to foster a critical evolution of architectural historiography.
Architects: Chenchow Little
Location: Sydney, Australia
Project Team: Tony Chenchow, Stephanie Little, Janice Chenchow, Angela Rowson, Jenni Dang
Structural Engineer: Ruggero Benvenuti – Benvenuti S.C Pty Ltd
Builder: Tecorp Constructions Pty Ltd
Project Area: 280 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: John Gollings
Configuring the contemporary condition for a School of Architecture
We have presented before some projects by Greek architect Aristide Antonas. Most of them really speculative and very interesting due the topics of research that Antonas use to study, as recycled materials or waste design.
This time we’re featuring his proposal for a transformation in the Architecture School at Delft, that was devasted by fire in 2008.
Antona’s description of the project after the break.
Architects: TWS & Partners
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Principal in charge: Tonny W Suriadjaja
Project team: Arianto, Budi Setiawan, Grace Dian
Interior & Lighting design: TWS & Partners
Main interior contractor: BMKK
Constructed area: 1,000 sqm
Design year: 2006
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Hartama Barus and Fernando Gomulya
As parametric modeling software and parametric thinking become fully integrated into architectural design, the next phase of digital innovation will come from entirely new techniques and technologies.
Cloud computing, directable simulation, self-modeling buildings, and personal supercomputing will suggest new ways to think and to design. In this panel, experts from research and industry will demo and discuss these innovations, exploring how we might be designing architecture ten years from now.
Post Parametric 2 is the second in a series of events that aim to question, broaden, and re-frame the way we think about computing and design.
Jonathan Cohen (Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA)
Eitan Grinspun (Director of Computer Graphics Group and Associate Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University)
Hod Lipson (Associate Professor of Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Computing and Information Science, Cornell University)
Miko Matsumura (VP and Chief Strategist, Software AG)
Makai Smith (Product Manager, GenerativeComponents, Bentley Systems)
Moderated by David Benjamin (GSAPP and The Living) and Michael Reed (Columbia Computer Science and Blue Sky Studios)
Architects: Ábalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectos
Location: Calle Orfila 7, Madrid, Spain
Project Directors: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz
Project Team: Víctor Garzón, Elena Cuerda, Juan José González, Ismael Martín, Luis Matanzo, Alfredo Muñoz
Client: OLABE S.L
Structural Engineer: NB35
M/E: Pedro Blanco
Constructor: CYR Proyectos y Obras
Quality Surveyor: Ramón Paradinas
Rendering: Jens Richter
Built Area: 1,984 sqm
Project Year: 2003-2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Ábalos + Sentkiewicz arquitectos
Architects: LAR / Fernando Romero + FRENTE / Juan Pablo Maza
Location: Colonia San Rafael, México City, Mexico
Project Team: Gonzalo Elizarraras, David Ortega, Estefanía Hoth, Karla Aragón, Miriam Gutierrez, Mariel de la Torre, Dolores Robles, Eduardo Sosa, Luis Fuentes, Luis Flores, Gerardo Galicia, Ana Medina, Abril Tovar, Diego Jasso, Santiago Trejo, Edgar Rodríguez, Omar Félix, Susana Hernández
Client: UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
Project Area: 329 sqm
Design Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Alvaro Capistrán, Fidel Ugarte, Jorge Silva, Juan Carlos Polanco
MONU magazine on urbanism is continuously looking for interesting contributions. The current open call for submissions for MONU #13 is on the topic of “Most Valuable Urbanism” and closes by the end of May 2010.
This new issue of MONU aims to critically analyse the established ranking lists and their criteria that are primarily being used by internationally operating companies to determine where they will open offices or plants and how much they should pay the employees. MONU #13 seeks to reflect on established quality criteria such as safety, education, hygiene, recreation, political-economic stability, and public transportation. What might be other criteria and to what kind of rankings would those other criteria eventually lead? Should a city such as Vienna really be our role model and ultimate urban prototype?
This call for submissions for MONU #13 invites critical papers, affiliated projects, intelligent art works, relevant photography and analytical infographics on the topic of “Most Valuable Urbanism”. Just like MONU #12, this new issue will also feature a Rotterdam related part that invites proposals from Rotterdam-based contributors and for Rotterdam located projects in particular. Abstracts and ideas of 300 to 500 words, and images and illustrations in colour and in low resolution, should be sent to email@example.com by the end of May 2010. MONU #13 will be published in the summer of 2010.
Brazilian architects Bruno Conde, Filipe Gebrim Doria, Filipe Lima Romeiro, and Lucas Bittar were awarded with the first prize for the design of the Santa Catarina’s Public Library Refurbishment (National Architecture Competition).
More images and architect’s description after the break.
Location: West Hollywood, CA, USA
Design Principal: Zoltan Pali
Principal: Judy Fekete
Project Manager: Anupama Mann
Collaborators: Matt Lunn, Mark Meyer, Yvonne Wong , Jamie Heitner
Structural Engineer: Norman Epstein
MEP Engineers: John Gautrey/ IBE Consulting Engineers
Landscape Engineers: Andrea Cochran/ Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Project Area: 10,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: John Linden
Architects: Kanner Architects & Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Location: Bay Area, California, USA
Kanner Architects Team: Stephen Kanner (FAIA, Principal), Damian LeMons (Project Director), Mel de Leon, John Hixson, Adriana Molina
Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy (FAIA, Principal), Donnie Schmidt (Project Director), Sabrina Schmidt-Wetekam, Alex Morassut, Claudia Lugo, Monica Ream
Project Area: 120,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Frank Oudeman, Nicolas O.S. Marques, Donnie Schmidt
O + A have conceived a conceptual pool scheme for a river in Amsterdam. Entitled Urban Beach, the pool appears as a continuous band that is folded and lifted to create a mobius strip-like effect. The folding allows the object to become more flexible, and the architects see it as a framework for various programmatic activities, such as an open-air movie theater in the summer, or a wellness center in the winter.
More images and more about the pool after the break, via Dezeen.